NOTE: This post contains affiliate links. Please see my disclosure page for more information. I prefer to keep everything in my financial life as simple and transparent as possible and Simple has definitely made that more possible for me this year! At the start of this year, I wanted to transition into all online banking … More Banking, you ask? I keep it Simple
Well, it’s been way overdue, but I’ve finally decided to redo my budget. The PearBudget spreadsheet that I have been using was no longer serving my budgeting needs. Since I quit my job a little ways back, it’s time to make a new one to reflect what I’m making now. There’s a million reasons to … More A Budget Update!
Welcome to Financially Savvy Saturdays, the savviest personal finance blog hop on the planet, created specifically for personal finance writers! We welcome all things money here. Whether you’ve written anything from how to tell if your finances are in order through to the details of your favorite money podcasts, you’re invited to link-up. Vote for … More Financially Savvy Saturdays #151
Here in my neck of the Midwest, it’s super common for recent college graduates to buy homes. Almost immediately upon taking a full-time job, I’ve seen numerous of my friends, colleagues and Facebook acquaintances buying homes around my city. Single people or couples, it doesn’t seem to stop anyone from buying around here. However, in … More My Ten Reasons to Rent Instead of Buy
Not that I recommend this, but sometimes it happens. Such is my life at this moment. Summer always feels like a season for new or majorly changing things in my life. School ends for the summer, moving home or to some new place, and reconnecting with old friends all seem to be some of my … More On Quitting a Job Without a Backup Plan!
To this “Broke Twenty-Something,” financial health means flexibility. For me, this June has been an absolute epic month. I’ve been bouncing a few freelance projects, directing a kids show, and LEAVING MY FULL-TIME JOB. Feel free to gasp. I’ve gasped and cried many times about it all. I made the choice at the beginning of the … More #FinHealthMatters – What Financial Health Means to Me…
Ugh. Growing up. Something we all have to do and it’s something we don’t always want to do. As I reach the end of my 20s, I really do think that age is just a number, but nonetheless, your 20s are such a defining decade in your life. Think about it: you finish school, you … More My Quarter-Life Mini Guide to Adulting!
CSA season is seriously one of my favorite times of the year! Seriously, cue the music: “It’s the most wonderful time….” My love of CSA season is real. For me, CSA season runs from May to mid-November and I love it! The simple definition of CSA is Community Supported Agriculture. LocalHarvest defines the process like … More It’s CSA Time!
Oh man! April was a doozy of a month, that’s for sure! My nine day vacation, shows wrapping up, shows and gigs starting back up…you name it, it all happened! Life-wise, it was a really great month. Budget-wise, the numbers look atrocious. However, you’ll be pleased to know that I only used SAVED money for … More April 2016 Budget Wrap-Up!
Well, here it is nearing the end of the month and I’ve finally got March’s numbers all ready for you to see! If you’ve been following this blog for any amount of time now, you’ll recognize this handy-dandy budget spreadsheet that I love to use – PearBudget! This spreadsheet really makes it easy to see where I’m … More March 2016 Budget Wrap-Up!